Ancestor statue - Wood - mamla - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - mamla - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
Mid 20th century

‘Mamla’ ancestor figure from the Baule / Bauole people, Ivory Coast
A wonderful figure with a spiritual expression from a good German collection.
Unlike the majority of statues by the Baule people, this is most likely not a representation of a spiritual spouse (Biolo Bian), but rather a highly-regarded ancestor.
Finely carved, striking facial expression, and a delicately executed hairstyle.
What is impressive is the slim design of the figure, giving it a unique expression.
Extremely nice, shiny patina.
Material: wood
Condition: good, chips on the base and knee. (See photos).
Provenance: high quality German collection

Height: approx. 42 cm, width: approx. 8 cm, depth: approx. 10 cm.

The figure is supplied with base.


DHL parcel delivery (€18 EU, €7 Germany) - buyer welcome to collect

Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Indigenous object name
mamla
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
11×13 cm
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